Weekly Calendar of Events

11/22/17

Community Events

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Nov. 24, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Author and wealth psychology expert Kathleen Burns Kingsbury will sign copies of her new book, Breaking Money Silence: How to Shatter Money Taboos, Talk More Openly about Finances and Live a Rich Life, Sat., Nov. 25, 2 pm, The Warren Store.

VT Agency of Natural Resources will present the draft long-range management plan for the Camel’s Hump Management Unit for public input at an open-house meeting, Wed., Nov. 29, 6-8 pm, Crossett Brook Middle School.

Waterbury Holiday Stroll, Sat., Dec. 2, stores and businesses open with special activities and events. River of Light Lantern Parade, 5 pm, theme is “Ripple and Rhythms: Waves of Sound and Light,” ends at Dac Rowe Fields, bonfire.

Country Christmas, local businesses stay open later, fire pit for s’mores and roasting chestnuts, oxen cart rides, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Merry Market, International Boutique, Sip ’n’ Paint, crafts and more. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 8 and 9, in the Mad River Valley.

Moretown Artisans’ Sale, local arts and crafts vendors, silent auction, raffle to benefit Hannah’s House, Dec. 9 and 10: Sat., 10 am-4 pm; Sun., 11 am-4 pm. Moretown Elementary School.

Merry Market, arts and crafts vendors, bake sale, lunch, Sat. Dec. 9, 9 am-3 pm, Waitsfield United Church. $25 to reserve a vendor table, call Tracey, 496-6486.

Party with a Purpose, Mad River Path Association will present plan for path in the Irasville business district, Sat., Dec. 9, 5-6:30 pm, Mad River Taste Place. Attendees get free raffle ticket for basket of VT products.

A Nerd-Choir Christmas Variety Show, holiday singalong, Christmas shenanigans, followed by potluck party, family-friendly, Thurs., Dec. 14, 7:30 pm, Middlesex United Methodist Church, 10 Church St. Accepting acts (music, dance, poetry, human tricks, etc.) until Nov. 30; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All welcome to join the chorus.

Interfaith Family Chanukah Party, Fri., Dec. 15, 5-8 pm, Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House. RSVP by Dec. 11: Pam Lerner, 802-496-6026, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please bring a nonperishable donation for food shelf.

SugarBash, drinks, food, dancing, celebrate Sugarbush’s birthday, Sat., Dec. 16, 8-11 pm, Gate House Lodge, free admission.

Fundraisers

Central VT Pioneers sled hockey team fundraiser: hot dogs/burgers cookout at Village Grocery, Sat., Nov. 25, 11 am-3 pm; and Lawson's Finest Liquids bottle sale, Bridge Street Marketplace, Waitsfield, noon-3 pm.

Christmas Trees and Wreaths Sale, Harwood sophomore class fundraiser, Lareau Farm, American Flatbread. Dec. 1-10: Fridays, 4-7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 9 am-6:30 pm.

International Boutique, items from around the world, Dec. 2-9, Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield. Proceeds benefit Amurtel.

Bangers, Beer and Irish Beats, food, music, dancing, raffle for Ireland trip, fundraiser for Capital Soccer U14 boys’ trip to Spain for a week of soccer. Sat., Dec. 2, 6-10 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse. $10 admission. Admission and food, $20 per person or $40 per family. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Holiday party, Meals On Wheels fundraiser, music, appetizers, cash bar, suggested donation, Wed., Dec. 13, 5-7 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Nancy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9416.

Holiday Pie Sale to support Harwood Union baseball: apple, pumpkin, mixed berry, chocolate cream. Order by Dec. 15, pick up Dec. 22 at Waterbury Fire Dept. Email order to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. $15 each.

Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library); leave in marked shed behind church.

Fun & Games

Tennis Clinics: weekdays, 9-10:30 am; Fri., 10:30-noon; Sat. (beginners) and Sun., 9-10:30 am. The Bridges Resort, Warren. For levels, sign-up and cost, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 583-2922.

Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.

Kids

Spanish Musical Kids, Fridays through Dec. 22, Warren Library, free, all welcome. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-917-1776.

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cubpack798.org, 802-371-9997.

The Children’s Room, weekdays when school is in session, 8 am-4 pm, free drop-in play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. www.childrensroomonline.org/calendar.html. 244-5605.

Library

Fall Fridays at the Warren Public Library, after-school snacks and creative activities for ages 8 and up. Dec. 1, 8, and 15; 3-4 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3913. Free.

Children’s author Brian Wray will read from his new book, Unraveling Rose, interactive crafts, snacks, ages 4 and up, Sat., Dec. 2, 2 pm, Joslin Library.

Author Kathleen Hubbard-Ismail will discuss her book You Can Too: Eradicating Poverty Through the Power of Education, Mon., Dec. 11, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library. Hubbard-Ismail has helped hundreds of students in Ghana gain access to education.

Free Adult Education: basic reading, writing, math, computer skills; high school diploma/GED programs; career/college readiness; English language learning and U.S. citizenship. Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, Joslin Library. Info: David Busker, 244-8765; no reservations necessary.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. https://moretownlibrary.com, 496-9728. Free.

Warren Public Library Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 am, up to age 6. Amanda Gates, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

Waterbury Public Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, up to age 3, stories, songs, playtime, Mondays, 10 am. Preschoolers, ages 3-6, stories, songs, crafts, Thursdays, 10 am. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.

Meetings

Gun Owners of VT Washington County meets second Friday of each month, 6 pm, Warren Village fire station. Info: Bill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-3789.

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, third Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Mad River Health Center, Community Resource Room, second floor. Info/ RSVP: 496-9715, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Drop-ins welcome.

Mad River Cancer Support, one-on-one support for those touched by cancer (patient, caregiver, family, friend). Contact VT Cancer Survivor Network: 1-800-652-5064, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cancer support group meets fourth Wed. every month, 6 pm, at MRV Chamber of Commerce.

Mad River Valley Rec District meets third Tues. of each month, 6 pm, Gen. Wait House. Open to all.

Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets first Wed. each month, 5:15-6:30 pm, Round Barn, Waitsfield; all other Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: www.mrvrotary.org.

MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

Valley Democrats meets second Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Eastern Sales, Waitsfield. All welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm, and Tues., 7 pm, at Parish House, Our Lady of the Snows Church/St. Dunstan’s, Waitsfield. Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

Zach Nugent’s Grateful Thanksgiving, acoustic Grateful Dead tunes, Wed., Nov. 22, 9-11 pm, $5 at door after 8 pm, Zenbarn, Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

Red Hot Juba, blues, country, swing, Sat., Nov. 25, 9-11 pm, $5, Zenbarn, zenbarnvt.com.

Scrag Mountain Music presents Toward the Sea, concert of storytelling, Fri., Dec. 1, 7:30 pm, Unitarian Church of Montpelier; Sat., Dec. 2, 7:30 pm, Green Mountain Girls Farm, Norhtfield, soup supper precedes concert, Sun., Dec. 3, 4 pm, Warren United Church.

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, Sun., Dec. 3, 2-4 pm, Harwood auditorium, bake sale. Adults, $10; seniors and ages 12-18, $8; family (2 adults and 2 kids), $30; age 11 and under, free. Moretown United Methodist Church fundraiser.

Moretown Open Mic, Fri., Dec. 8, 7-10 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). All ages. BYOB. Moretown Town Hall.

Mad River Chorale holiday concert, The Splendor of Christmas, Sat., Dec. 9, 7:30-9 pm, at Waitsfield United Church, and Sun., Dec. 10, 3 pm, at Waterbury Congregational Church. Tickets, $15, adults; ages 12-21 and 65+, $12; discount for members: madriverchorale.net.

Barbershop holiday concert, Vermont choruses including the Barre-Tones, Sat., Dec. 9, 2 pm, Hunger Mountain Christian Assembly, Waterbury Center. Tickets at the door or at www.GreenMountainChorus.com: $12; kids under 8, free.

Seniors

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Piano music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. After lunch activities: Nov. 21, Thanksgiving holiday dinner; Nov. 23, closed for Thanksgiving; Nov. 28, Discussion about Thanksgiving traditions; Nov. 30, Travelogue to Iceland with Mark Peal. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.

Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Move! Tuesdays, 2 pm. Fun, varied group exercise with SASH coordinator Kenneth Russell, Evergreen Place.

Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Waitsfield.

Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals for seniors, call 496-2543.

The Arts

The Valley Players presents Family Holiday, comedy, Nov. 25 and 26, Dec. 1-3; Fri. and Sat., 7 pm ($14); Sun., 2 pm ($12). Reserve: 802-583-1674, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Dance Academy students to perform in The Nutcracker, Flynn Center for Performing Arts, Burlington, Sat., Nov. 25, 3 and 7 pm; Sun., Nov. 26, 1 pm. Tickets: 802-863-5966, www.flynntix.org.

Art exhibit: Paintings by Jude Desmond, who grew up in Haiti, on display through Nov. 30 at Three Mountain Cafe.

Art exhibit: Paintings by Kathleen Kolb, Into the Woods, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 pm, Nov. 1 to Dec. 23. www.valleyartsvt.com/latest-news/.

Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.

Workshops

Girls Night In for preteens, healthy stress-relieving techniques and positive body image through yoga, Friday, Dec. 8, 6-7:30 pm, Valley Glow Yoga, Waitsfield. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free postpartum preparation workshop offered by Good Beginnings of Central VT, Sat., Dec. 2, 2-6 pm, Hannah’s House, Waitsfield. Register: www.goodbeginningscentralvt.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-7953.